Baby Crib Blanket Finished

Elizabeth LuscombComment
striped knitted crib blanket

Baby AJ received this blanket one week late but in my defense, she graced us early. Ha!

I was on a tight schedule with this project and worried if I would complete it in time.  Being ear deep in homeschool planning, moving (AGAIN!), and all the other day to day tasks life requires, I had my doubts.  Luckily the pattern was SUPER SIMPLE.  It made it a fast knit.

As for my reading, it is a Christmas book I picked up at the Dollar Tree a couple of months ago. It is called: The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap.  It is exactly the book I am needing to read right now.  Easy and carefree.

The pattern and yarn are from Purl Soho.  Linking up with Ginny.




"knitting", "hobbies"Elizabeth LuscombComment

I have the honor to knit a crib blanket in anticipation of my new cousins arrival this October.

I'm excited for my favorite cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her new little bundle.  I'm just bummed I won't be able to meet her right away.

We will have a lot going on around that same time, but hopefully early next year I'll finally get to visit.  

For this blanket, I'm using Purl Soho's free pattern.  It uses 100% Merino Wool and it is the softest yarn I've ever worked with.  Being a newbie knitter, I'm beginning to understand that the quality of yarn truly makes a difference. 

With my admission of being a newbie, you can imagine the head scratching I did when the yarn arrived as a "hank".  (My learning process unfolded on instagram.)  Luckily a couple of youtube videos rescued me and I was able to successfully wind this center-pull ball of yarn with only one frustrating knot.  Hallelujah! 


The book I'm currently working on is titled, I Know How She Does It, by Laura Vanderkam. I checked this book out after listening to an amazing podcast by Elise Joy who interviewed Laura.  I highly recommend listening to the podcast if you have 20 mins to listen.